There is a lot of free advice floating around the internet. Lots of questions we face have been answered by others! Here's my "greatest hits" of academic advice, organized by career stage.
For applying to / picking / and starting grad school:
How does a Ph.D. in Sociology work? by Anthony James Williams
Wait, should you go to grad school? Advice (and links) from Daniel Laurison
Tressie McMillan Cottom's Graduate School Guidance (with a focus on students of color)
Information on Minnesota's graduate training in Sociology
Thoughts (including mine) on sociology v.s. criminology Ph.D. programs
Thinking about law school?
For current graduate students:
Want to work with me? Here's a guide.
Jess Calarco's A Field Guide to Grad School: Uncovering the Hidden Curriculum
Zawadi Rucks-Ahidiana's Practical Ph.D.
Dorsa Amir's Advice for New Grad Students
Fabio Rojas' "Grad School Rulz" (OrgTheory)
Eszter Hargittai's "Ph.Do" Advice (Inside Higher Ed)
Pamela Oliver's "Hoops and Hurdles" Advice
Karen Kelsky's "The Professor Is In" Blog and Chronicle Vitae Advice
Jessica Calarco's "Grad School's Hidden Curriculum" on Scatterplot
Neil Lewis Jr. and Jay Van Bavel's excellent workshop Demystifying the Academic Job Market
Me on https://scatter.wordpress.com/2021/07/29/the-how-many-publications-does-it-take-to-get-an-academic-job-redux/How Many Publications Does It Take To Get a Job?
Mirya Holman's Checklist for Submitting Papers
For graduate students & assistant professors:
My TIME TRACKER template for semester planning and logging daily work
Raul Pacheco-Vega on Academic Writing & Productivity Tools
Peg Boyle Single's Writing Advice (Inside Higher Ed)
Tanya Golash-Boza's Get a Life Blog
Conditionally Accepted Advice (Inside Higher Ed)
Sociology blogs scatterplot and orgtheory
National Center for Faculty Development and Kerry Ann Rockquemore's Inside Higher Ed column
Sociologica's issue on publishing in Sociology
For students interested in non-academic and/or non-traditional careers:
Karen Kelsky's "The Professor Is In" Blog (see section on "Post-AC Help")